WORLEY, Idaho (September 28, 2021) – A quarter here, a penny there – small change at Coeur d’Alene Casino is adding up to big giving to local charities. The new donation boxes, attached to ticket redemption machines, collect small change donations, but they are not making a small impact. Thanks to generous patron’s the boxes have already raised nearly $13,000.
The first charity selected to receive a contribution from the donation boxes is Newby-ginnings of North Idaho, Inc. The non-profit “thrift store” in Post Falls, Idaho provides necessities and essential household items to veterans, active military and their families at no cost. The store will receive a check for $12,897 from the Coeur Connections donation boxes. The boxes are now collecting donations for Spokane Humane Society.
Not one to sit idle, Coeur d’Alene Casino has been busy the last several months. Through its charity initiative Coeur Connections, the casino has donated funds and manpower to Blessings Under the Bridge and participated in Tools 2 Schools.
Coeur d’Alene Casino employees recently volunteered their time at Blessings Under the Bridge where they served food to the less fortunate. Each year the casino donates $10-15,000 in funds and event support bringing 30-40 employees to help serve nearly 500 people.
The property has been partnering with many of the same non-profits and fundraising initiatives for many years. As a long-time partner, the property participated in the annual Tools 2 Schools backpack drive in August, donating $10,000 to provide backpacks filled with supplies to financially challenged students.
There is plenty more giving planned for this fall. This will be the sixth year Coeur d’Alene Casino will support breast cancer patients through the Kootenai Health Foundation. To date the casino has donated nearly $24,000. Between Oct. 1 and 10 donation $5 and get $5 Extra Play Cash. All donations will go to the Cancer Patient Support Fund for breast cancer patients.
Winter Blessing will return this winter celebrating the season, honoring traditions and giving thousands to charities and deserving individuals. Each year Coeur d’Alene Casino pledges $20,000 to individuals and non-profit organizations as part of the annual Winter Blessing. In 2020, in recognition of especially hard times for many, the property increased that amount by $10,000. The community is encouraged to nominate local charities and individuals. Twenty families will each receive $500 and 10 non-profit organizations in the Inland Northwest will each receive $1,000. More details with dates and nominations deadlines will be announced.
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About Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel
Since 1993, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has operated the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, located where sky greets Mt. Tch’mutpkwe, source of the St. Joe River, 25 miles from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The casino resort is among the largest employers in North Idaho employing between 850-1,100 depending on the season and contributing more than $33.3 million to education in the region since it opened. Additionally, millions more have gone in support of a wide range of public projects, emergency relief, charities and programs in the Pacific Northwest. Named Tribal Destination of the Year in 2019 by AIANTA and winning the silver Distinguished Dozen award from Courier in 2019 and 2020, the property features 300 rooms and suites, six distinct food and beverage venues and entertainment including live music and comedy as well as hands-on tours and experiences through the casino’s Cultural Tourism Program. Three million-dollar winners have found their luck on 100,000 square feet of gaming space offering nearly 1,200 video gaming machines and high stakes bingo. Additional amenities include a 15,000 square foot spa voted 1st for “Resort Spas that deliver the Ahh Factor” by Spatrips.com (2012), 40,000 square feet of meeting space, indoor and outdoor wedding locations and Circling Raven Golf Club, an 18-hole, par 72 course acclaimed as a “Top 100” course by every major golf publication in the U.S. The Gene Bates designed course is home to the Circling Raven Championship presented by KXLY 4 News Now, a Symetra Tour “Road to the LPGA” event, held annually in August. LIKE Coeur d’Alene Casino on Facebook and Instagram or follow us on Twitter. For more information about Coeur d’Alene Casino, visit